Recipe by ratherbeswimmin'
Every year in May we have a big Shrimp Boil. I got this recipe from Old Bay and we love it. Roll up your sleeves and dig in.
Top Review by horker1
I love this recipe - it's so easy and I actually scale it way back to .5 or 1 lb of shrimp and make it every couple of weeks in a saucepan. I usually add whole heads of garlic (extra skin and tops cut off) when I add the onions, and they're so delicious and spreadable and a great addition to the boil.
- 1⁄2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 4 quarts water
- 1 (12 ounce) can beer
- 8 medium red potatoes, cut in quarters
- 2 large vidalia onions, cut in wedges
- 2 lbs smoked sausage, cut in 2 inch lengths
- 8 ears frozen corn on the cob, thawed (I use Birdseye Little Ears)
- 4 lbs large shrimp, in shells
Directions See How It's Made
- In an 8-quart stock pot, bring Old Bay, salt, water and beer to a boil.
- Add potatoes and onions; cook over high heat for 8 minutes.
- Add smoked sausage; continue to cook on high for 5 minutes.
- Add corn to pot; continue to boil for 7 minutes.
- Add shrimp in shells, cook for 4 minutes.
- Drain cookin liquid; pour contents of pot into several large bowl or shallow pails.
- Sprinkle with additional Old Bay.